|Friedhelm Hillebrand was born in 1940 in Warstein, Germany. He known as the inventor of Text Messaging or SMS (Short Message Service). He earned a Master of Science degree in Communications Technology from the Technical University of Aachen in 1968. Then he joined the Research Institute of AEG Telefunken in Ulm and works on the concept of electronic switching systems. He joined Deutsche Bundespost, a national telecommunications company, in 1970. From 1976, he was responsible for developing the concept of X.25 packet switching for DATEX-P network from the first concept to the end of its first year in 1981. He then became project manager ppointed for next-generation mobile communication system in the spring of 1983.
Hillebrand participate in plenary GSM from November 1984 onwards. He contributed in the field of telecommunications for design services, international roaming and working methods of management. In 1987-1988 he became the founding Chairman of the GSM data group (IDEG, then called WP4). Since mid-1987, he is responsible for the contribution of the Deutsche Bundespost GSM, and working with GSM operators D1 and implementation of GSM networks in Germany. He is responsible for the D1 and network systems and support IT systems until the end of the first year in 1992. In 1984 before the SMS concept was first developed by Hillebrand and research collaboration cellular France Bernard Ghillebaert. The first SMS sent by Neil Papworth to Richard Jarvis in 1992, an employee of Vodafone. Because the phone when it is not equipped with a keyboard, typing messages on a PC Papworth. In 1993, Nokia became the first product with the ability to make the phone send SMS.
Although SMS is not directly responded positively by users of HP, but now over time the concept of SMS usage is now growing very rapidly until now, even beating the use of the phone. When first developed, the average GSM phone users only send 0.4 SMS per month. This occurs because of the facility to send SMS while it was still very limited. But in its development, SMS became a very important part in human life. In 2000, every GSM cell phone users send 35 SMS per month. In 2006, the benefits achieved by all GSM operators around the world from SMS business reached 60 billion U.S. dollars. Average price of sending SMS in the world U.S. $ 0.11. So many who call Friedhelm Hillebrand as the “Father of SMS” or “father of text messaging or SMS”.
Origins of Use SMS 160 Characters
Before starting the character count, Hillebrand himself had argued with one of his friends about the benefits of text messaging in communication. “My friend calls it can not be used in bulk, but I’m optimistic,” said Hillebrand. Optimism Hillebrand proved. Perhaps, this time via SMS text messaging is used more than the telephone. Hillebrand had never thought that his findings are now widely used all over the world young people to decide his girlfriend.
However, Hillebrand did not gain financially from the work they create. Since there is no royalty in the creation of sms. If in each SMS he earn money, he thought, “That would be fun,” said Hillebrand. However, 160 characters were created by him is then increasingly popular. Its popularity became more so thanks to a young man named Jack Dorsey created social network called Twitter. Twitter then adapt the work Hillebrand’s to 140 characters for each tweet. Jack Dorsey seems to understand the ‘services’ Hillebrand. In a tweet, Jack Dorsey posted a link on the history of SMS which is a service of the Hillebrand. In a tweet is a link about the history of SMS’s, Dorsey admitted influence the creation Hillebrand limitation of 140 characters on Twitter. “Why text messages are limited to 160 characters (which influenced Twitter’s 140),” Dorsey wrote in his tweet.